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‘A leading environmental law firm’, the ‘first classBrowne Jacobson LLP handles a vast array of matters, spanning regulatory, governance and enforcement work, with niche expertise in national countryside and nature conservation. The group includes ‘hugely knowledgeable and experienced’ practice head Richard Barlow and the ‘excellentLaura Hughes. Barlow recently led advice for the Marine Management Organisation in relation to the grant of a marine licence to Dover Harbour Board for the extraction of gravel from Goodwin Sands to be used for construction works at Dover port, a contentious matter because of the potential presence of multiple crashed aircraft from World War 2 in the extraction zone. In other work, the group acted for Blaby District Council on the planning application for the redevelopment of Everards Brewery Site, including an environmental impact assessment regarding highways, archeology, flooding and air quality. The client list features a large number of public sector clients such as government bodies, non-departmental public bodies, local authorities, fire authorities, NHS trusts and national parks, as well as corporate clients and NGOs. Clients include The London Electric Vehicle Company, Natural England and the Welsh Government.

The ‘very assured and reliable’ team at Cartwright King acts for individuals and businesses, specialising in investigations and prosecutions by the Environment Agency and the environmental health and trading standards departments of local authorities as part of the firm’s wider regulatory offering. ‘Highly experienced and impressively robust’ practice head Andrew Brammer and ‘amazingly efficient’ solicitor Deborah Robinson are the key practitioners.

Freeths LLP ‘approachable and knowledgeable’ department focuses on litigation and dispute management, especially in relation to claims arising from noise, odour or pollution, and environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, including waste management. Clients come mainly from the minerals, waste, construction and house-building industries, but also include governmental and non-governmental agencies and environmental consultancies. Tarmac Aggregates, ALDI and new client Interxion Carrier Hotel are on the client roster. The recent caseload saw an increase in defences of statutory noise nuisance and in support work for the firm's corporate and real estate teams in transactions involving environmental constraints or liabilities. Practice head Emma Tattersdill  ‘has a superb knowledge in the mineral planning and environmental sector’ which she combines with ‘a very pragmatic and commercial approach to litigation’.

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  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 

    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

    - Falcon Chambers

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